Art Drawn

I come across drawings while I search for pieces to add to my collection to blog about.  Many are unsigned and not readily identifiable, but I add them to my collection and would like to share a number of them to you.  And so mostly images and few words in this weeks post.

Costume 1 by unknown artist

Costume 1 by unknown artist

Costume 2 by unknown artist

Costume 2 by unknown artist

Costume 3 by an unknown artist

Costume 3 by an unknown artist

Costume 4 by an unknown artist

Costume 4 by an unknown artist

I begin with four coloured drawings of costumes used in an opera.  Only the last gives any clue as to which opera, where it took place and who partook in the roles thereof.  The final image is of the sublime soprano #DameKiriTeKanawa dressed in a bird-like costume .  The opera was presented at the #RoyalNavalCollege.  I do not know if all the drawings are costumes from a single opera but I do believe them to be by the same artist or designer.  A wonderfully colourful show with magnificent costumes.

Let’s wander from the stage to the page and look at a couple of drawings from an illustrator of stories.

Story Illustration 1 by GB

Story Illustration 1 by GB

Story Illustration 2 by GB

Story Illustration 2 by GB

I have found another illustration by GB on-line but not his/her full name.  These pen and ink drawings have a familiar feel to them as if in my youth I have might have read the story.

To a pencil drawing which could have come from a Dickens novel.

Pencil Drawing by unknown artist

Pencil Drawing by unknown artist

And finally to a drawing from a Bronte novel or perhaps ‘Gone with the Wind’.

The Proposal - artist mongram and dated

The Proposal – artist mongram and dated

All of these drawings display a talent and ease with pen and pencil.  The telling of story in picture form both to capture the imagination and inform of the story.

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